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post #9481 of 14765
The PC version of BF4 is about 24Gb FWIW.
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A lot of what Dead Rising 3 does is generated procedurally. This is how they generate unique zombies on the fly. They brag that no two zombies are exactly alike. Of course, the environments are static.

http://www.shacknews.com/article/81359/dead-rising-3s-procedural-generation-promises-youll-never-see-the

Capcom producer Mike Jones explained that "you'll never see the same zombie twice" due to the game's procedural generation technique. "It's all procedurally generated: hair styles, clothing, colors, textures. And the gore is too: missing jaws, missing eyes... it's all totally dynamic. That's a whole system that we built. We didn't just model the zombies, we had to model the pieces and the system puts them together."

On the other hand, Capcom had to spend more effort on hand-crafting the world. "We're not using the same textures over and over again, nor are we using the same geometry over and again. Every building and every interior in Dead Rising 3 is hand made and hand crafted. You'll never see the same building twice," Jones told CVG.

Jones admits that this method "absolutely costs more money and more time," but says it's worth it when "you'll run through the world and know where stuff is without looking at the map." Making a "unique experience" is ultimately the goal.
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I never heard a rumor that they'd pull off BC. They've stated that they may offer some streaming versions of 360 games but that was after Sony said it first. If you have space to keep your 360 they've now stated that added latency of displaying its output through the Xbox One is trivial, so if you want to play 360 games with most of the conveniences of the Xbox One dash you can by running it into the Xbox One's HDMI in (though you will have to remember to pause your game before wandering off into something different).

Thanks for the quick reply and information! Thumbs up!
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The Pro version was what Microsoft was pushing to people looking to upgrade. That was the cheap version. You could get the entire OS package for $39.

The upgrade download was $30 and WMC was free for a while. I'm shocked that I run into so many tech savvy people who didn't just pick it up for the hell of it when it came out and are now sorry for one reason or another. If you wanted to hang back and see how buggy it might be at first, no one was forcing you to install it immediately. I was personally amazed at how bug free it was for me (almost all of the bugs I ran into were in Win8 apps, none of which were important to me). It's by far the cleanest launch of a major version of Windows that I've experienced. Some people didn't care for some design elements but I adjusted to it pretty quickly.
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Wonder if the console will pass through HDMI input when powered off.

We haven't been told that yet but I'm fervently hoping that it does passive pass-thru in any standby state.
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anyone have personal experience with a quality low-cost HDMI switch?
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anyone have personal experience with a quality low-cost HDMI switch?

I've been using a Belkin PureAV 3x1 w/remote model forever, but people swear by Monoprice's offerings.
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Got to test Forza 5 and Killer Instinct tonight at the Microsoft Store.
Forza's graphics are truly amazing, what I was surprised about is the lonnnggg loading time, I did not expect to see this in a next generation console, but maybe its a buggy demo and not the actual final game? I don't know but other than that is looks and plays great.
The controller is very nice, lighter than the 360's and the improved rumble is very cool.
KI was very cool, this game ran smoothly and it looked great, very fast and lots of action, got to play a few rounds and try different fighters and combos. The employees kept telling everyone that they could press any button on the controller EXCEPT the guide one, they were very strict about this, for some reason they did not want people to see the dashboard.
Overall it was a good experience, left the Microsoft Store and went across the street to pay off my Xbox One pre-order at Gamestop. 11/22 can't come soon enough!! biggrin.gif

I checked out the demo today at the Mall of America. Can't say I walked away entirely impressed, but then again I also wasn't entirely impressed with the original 360 demo stations and ended up loving that console. Forza looked very good and highly detailed (as I expected). I didn't expect loading times that were THAT long! I didn't get to actually try the game because the mall (and store) were so busy but the controller looked nice. I did get to try the PS4 demo as well at Gamestop and love the new Dualshock 4 - feels very different than the Dualshock 3 and in a much better way (especially the triggers). Can't say I liked any of the demos (I have no interest in Fifa or Knack) but the system overall looked good. Looking forward to getting my Xbox One in a few weeks...
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I was also able to demo the system today and I have to say the controller was the most impressive thing there. Very comfotable in my hands and the rumble triggers are pretty neat. Couldn't do Kinect of course (loud mall) and Forza while nice looking had some aliasing issues going on. Same with KI. Still, impressed. What was interesting was seeing the PS EYE at the PS4 demo at BB. They had one connected and that thing is small! The Kinect is easily 4 or more times it's size.
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I've been using a Belkin PureAV 3x1 w/remote model forever, but people swear by Monoprice's offerings.

I'll google about it if you don't know, but I was wondering if you had a link for some kind of primer on HDMI switches and how to choose. I've never owned one before but am curious now because of the Xbox One.
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I checked out the demo today at the Mall of America. Can't say I walked away entirely impressed, but then again I also wasn't entirely impressed with the original 360 demo stations and ended up loving that console. Forza looked very good and highly detailed (as I expected). I didn't expect loading times that were THAT long! I didn't get to actually try the game because the mall (and store) were so busy but the controller looked nice. I did get to try the PS4 demo as well at Gamestop and love the new Dualshock 4 - feels very different than the Dualshock 3 and in a much better way (especially the triggers). Can't say I liked any of the demos (I have no interest in Fifa or Knack) but the system overall looked good. Looking forward to getting my Xbox One in a few weeks...

Man, you're braver than I am. I try and stay away from the MOA whenever possible, but especially this time of year! I debated heading there to check out the One, but I just can't bring myself to deal with the crowds. I did get to see a video of Forza at Walmart today. Yippie!!!
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I'm wondering how the voice controls with Kinect will work when you are in a party in a multiplayer game. Will it be accessible in that case? So are we going to hear everyone talking to their Kinects during games?
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The Kinect is easily 4 or more times it's size.

Kinect 2 has easily 4 or 5 times the specs biggrin.gif. No IR blaster in the Eye or time-of-flight tech and I doubt that it can see you in a pitch black room. Just a stereoscopic camera system of unknown accuracy (720p vs Kinect 2's 1080p) and a similar array of microphones. Of course, Sony hasn't bet the farm on it like MS has Kinect 2.
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I've been using a Belkin PureAV 3x1 w/remote model forever, but people swear by Monoprice's offerings.

I'll google about it if you don't know, but I was wondering if you had a link for some kind of primer on HDMI switches and how to choose. I've never owned one before but am curious now because of the Xbox One.

No, I haven't seen one. My switch is 3-into-1 and I think I'm using 2 of the inputs right now, one for my Roku 3 and the other for my WD TV Live. I have my Harmony programmed to send an additional command to select the correct switch input when I start using one of those devices; the output is connected to one of the inputs on my AVR.
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I'll google about it if you don't know, but I was wondering if you had a link for some kind of primer on HDMI switches and how to choose. I've never owned one before but am curious now because of the Xbox One.
I have Monoprice's "3X1 Pigtail HDMI Switch" and am completely satisfied. It automatically switches to the active input. I have my 360, DirecTV box, and Panasonic bluray player connected to it. It works perfectly when turning the system on from off (I use a Harmony remote), and occasionally will fail to switch when changing from say the 360 to DirecTV. Maybe 10% of the time it won't recognize the change, but there's a little button on it to cycle inputs so no biggie. It's cheap too, ~$15.

Long story short but I actually broke the first one I had, the connector at the TV end got smashed. I called and inquired if there was any chance that accidental damage was covered by the warranty, they shipped me a new one at no cost in less than a week.

jeff
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I am really curious as to how the One will integrate with those of us that use Harmony remotes. I have a feeling that it will be problematic.

Also does the One support ARC? I would like to be able to take my AVR output into the Xbox then run the Xbox direct to the TV. That idea is useless without ARC.
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I am really curious as to how the One will integrate with those of us that use Harmony remotes. I have a feeling that it will be problematic.

Also does the One support ARC? I would like to be able to take my AVR output into the Xbox then run the Xbox direct to the TV. That idea is useless without ARC.

 

Keep in mind that if you do that, you won't get sound from any of your other devices mixed with the xbox audio.

 

If you set your receiver to output the xbox audio via arc, it'll just output the xbox audio and there will be no video signal going into the xbox. Switch it to another device, and you'll be sending the video into the xbox, but it'll be playing the audio back directly on the receiver. You'll have to manually switch back and forth on the receiver to manually switch the audio. That's going to be an nightmare with the harmony.

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Don't think will have issues with the one as they are both IR correct? I'm worried that the kinect won't relay ir signals to the sat/cable box correctly but in theory it shouldn't be an issue right? We might have to switch the remote to whatever device we want to use specifically...
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Does anyone know if MS has any plans for adding the ablity to pre-order DD copies of games? Is this somthing that will be added later after the XB1 is out so we can start the downloads as soon as the game is released?
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Just learned that Xbox One doesn't support 3D Blu-Ray at launch. Come on Microsoft, get your crap together!
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Don't think will have issues with the one as they are both IR correct? I'm worried that the kinect won't relay ir signals to the sat/cable box correctly but in theory it shouldn't be an issue right? We might have to switch the remote to whatever device we want to use specifically...
Why wouldn't the Kinect relay the IR signals? It floods the room with IR. My Slingbox works the same way. It has no issues controlling anything that is located anywhere in the room it's in.
Edited by aaronwt - 11/10/13 at 9:27am
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Just learned that Xbox One doesn't support 3D Blu-Ray at launch. Come on Microsoft, get your crap together!
I was disappointed to learn this too. But I don't think it's a simple problem. Here's my earlier thoughts: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474708/the-official-xbox-one-thread/9450#post_23928943
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

Keep in mind that if you do that, you won't get sound from any of your other devices mixed with the xbox audio.

If you set your receiver to output the xbox audio via arc, it'll just output the xbox audio and there will be no video signal going into the xbox. Switch it to another device, and you'll be sending the video into the xbox, but it'll be playing the audio back directly on the receiver. You'll have to manually switch back and forth on the receiver to manually switch the audio. That's going to be an nightmare with the harmony.

You bring up a great point.

Well then I will have to decide what I will use the HDMI input on the Xbox for.

I would love to pass DIRECTV through it to see how well it integrates but I am concerned about how easy the process would be for the wife and kids having the harmony.

The thought of buying a switch to pass everything through the Xbox then only utilizing one input on my receiver seems odd when the receiver has so many inputs.

Maybe splitting DIRECTV to the Xbox and to the receiver would be the best option to keep the wife and myself happy.

If all else fails... The PS4 will be going into the Xbox.

My receiver has dual outputs, I wonder if I could parlay that somehow.
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Just learned that Xbox One doesn't support 3D Blu-Ray at launch. Come on Microsoft, get your crap together!

Not that serious over a niche feature that is less popular than PIP.
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Not that serious over a niche feature.

Yes at least the XBOne will have resume functions at launch. The PS4 will have 3D BD working at launch but will not have game resume functions at launch. I would certainly prefer to have the resume game functions working at launch over 3D BD playback.

I would think most people that use 3D BD titles already have a 3D capable BD player, so not having 3D BD playback on the XBOne would not be an issue for the majority of people that might use it.
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Not that serious over a niche feature that is less popular than PIP.

It's a niche feature, but MS is positioning this system as a do-all box for your entertainment system. My PS3 got a free update years ago that added 3D playback. I'm pretty sure that even basic, sub $100 BR players can play 3D movies.

The amount of features lacking on both X1 and PS4 is pretty disappointing.
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Originally Posted by number1laing View Post

It's a niche feature, but MS is positioning this system as a do-all box for your entertainment system. My PS3 got a free update years ago that added 3D playback. I'm pretty sure that even basic, sub $100 BR players can play 3D movies.

The amount of features lacking on both X1 and PS4 is pretty disappointing.

Not sure that the PS3 is a good example.

The PS3 still can't playback 3D BD titles properly. It can't play back Dolby TrueHD from a 3D BD. And more and more 3D BD titles are using Dolby True HD because of Dolby Atmos. Especially the Disney titles.
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Pretty sure that is a hardware limitation, a limitation the Xbox One does not have obviously.
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Not that serious over a niche feature that is less popular than PIP.

IT IS SERIOUS THERE MUST BE MORE BULLET POINTS ON THE BOX TO WIN THE WAR
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Pretty sure that is a hardware limitation, a limitation the Xbox One does not have obviously.
From what I read isn't a hardware limitation, they just never implemented it. DTS-HD MA was also the same way and eventually they added that playback. From what I read they could also add Dolby True HD as well but so far they haven't implemented it.
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